Evan Few

violin

Evan Few has established himself as a leader in his generation of historical performance specialists, having studied and performed repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Gershwin on period instruments. An assertive, collaborative instrumentalist, Evan is equally adept in settings large and small, and his affiliations run the gamut from chamber music groups of a few to symphonic masses and include some of the most celebrated early music ensembles across Europe and the Americas: Anima Eterna Brugge, Apollo’s Fire, Bach Collegium Japan, La Chambre Philharmonique, La Cicala, Collegium Musicum Den Haag, Harmonie Universelle, Musica Temprana, Symphonie Atlantique, and Washington Bach Consort. He appears annually at the Carmel Bach Festival and, having recently relocated to his hometown of Atlanta, was appointed Artistic Administrator of Atlanta Baroque in 2014.

Evan received his principal violin training at Oberlin College as a pupil of Marilyn McDonald, and pursued further studies in string quartet performance at Rice University and in baroque violin at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He has participated in the making of numerous recordings available from Accent, CPO, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Zig-Zag Territoires. He plays on a baroque violin built for him in 2010 by Matthieu Besseling, modeled after early Stradivarius examples; his bow, a unique specimen, was made for him in 2011 by Luis Emilio Rodriguez Carrington.